Protect El Yunque Rainforest from Corrosive Development

El Yunque is a sacred place, and the only true virgin rainforest in the US National Parks System. It is the most biodiverse place on the island of Puerto Rico and should be valued by all people across the world as a location of global natural heritage. The rainforest preserve is now under threat from corrosive development projects, including housing, transport, energy and tourism.

The Protect El Yunque site is open to anyone who wishes to share their experiences of the beauty and energy of El Yunque, or to post updates on events, petitions, and efforts to halt all attempts to invade this tropical paradise with short-sighted development. (Se puede agregar information en inglés, en español, como quieran.)

Written by Joseph Robertson

Joseph is Global Strategy Director for the non-partisan non-profit Citizens' Climate Lobby. He is the lead strategist supporting the Acceleration Dialogues (diplomatic climate-solutions roundtables) and Resilience Intel—an effort to move the world to 100% climate-smart finance. Joseph represents CCL in the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, the UNFCCC negotiations, and other UN processes, and is founder of the Geoversiv Foundation and Live Your Democracy—an online periodical promoting engaged, non-partisan civics. His articles appear from time to time in the Guardian.

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